Matthew Stibbe: Freelance Journalism

Matthew Stibbe, over at the Bad Language Blog has posted a great essay explaining a few realities of the freelance writing world. I recommend reading the entire thing, but here's a favorite quote.

Most business professionals shouldn’t have a problem with this, but don’t be fooled into thinking that a freelance writer lives in a mound of creative chaos and thrives on late nights, whiskey and hand rolled cigarettes. Prussian efficiency is required to make the work of a freelancer pay.

1 comment:

Carson Brackney said...

I don't have time to roll my own.

Creative chaos? Something like that.
Late nights? Sure.
Whiskey? No comment.

Prussian efficiency? How about stupid determination? Does that count?

Fine link to a fine post, by the way.